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The Potterheads as a Discourse Community
Transcript of The Potterheads as a Discourse Community
What is a Potterhead?
- "One who loves the Harry Potter series of books, especially to a fanatical degree."
- Joined together by their love of the Harry Potter books and movies.
-One of the most popular fandoms.
- Language consists of spells, objects, to even names from the Harry Potter books and movies.
- "Lumos"- spell that shows light.
- "Parselmouth"- a wizard who talks to snakes.
- "Diagon Alley"- a long cobbled street filled with wizard shops.
- The Potterheads show great pride in thier community.
- Even thought the books and movies might fade, the community will continue to thrive for several years.
- Show their love of the Harry Potter series
- Aim to recruit new fans
- Try to make the books and movies as enjoyable as it is to them to outsiders.
By Abby Dinkens
- The Leaky-Cauldron.org
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
at Universal Studios Orlando
- Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbler
Why are They a Discourse Community?
- They share a common goal, use of communication, and use a common language.
- The fan base can range from a normal fan to a full blown fanatic.
- Open Community, but prefer Harry Potter fans.
- Some think the only true Potterhead is someone who has read all of the books not only seen the movies.
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